I've been enjoying the mod for almost a year now, and it even inspired me to start modding too! Everyone on Discord was worried about you for a long time because we didn't know what happened to you. Maybe posting some updates from time to time on what's going on would calm everyone, but that's just my opinion. Anyways, if you want to spawn particles that are rendered on all clients, I advise you to take a look at this: http://www.minecraftforge.net/forum/topic/36526-1710-spawning-particles-the-world/ (especially the second-to-last reply)
Keep up the great work, and hopefully you can sort everything out soon!
P.S.: NickWrecks says hi!
Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to reply to my question, I've looked into the thread you linked but it didn't contain the information I am looking for, however I've started figuring it out in the meantime ^^
As for the discord, I'm sorry if I made anyone worry, however, I've explained the current situation I'm in on my twitter, so there's no need to worry, I'll be back with you all as soon as everything has settled down ^^
I'm happy to hear I've been able to inspire you to start modding and would love to check out your mod as soon as you have a version online!